Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Opening and Closing Tabs

As we get closer to the end of our journey in fifth grade I began to reflect on our year. I happened to come across the photo above that made me laugh because it is exactly how I feel. Even today, with a half day left I still feel this way. We have completed our bridges and Revolution Musical. One group of students is finishing their book trailer tomorrow. Students have worked so hard on their STEAM lessons this year. Their inventions that arrived were so impressive! Some should patent them. It is amazing what their inventive minds created! The skills students gained during these activities will resonate with them long after they leave me. They worked in collaborative teams, discovered design process thinking, and presented work to an authentic audience. Our students should be so PROUD of their work as these learning experiences will certainly help others! I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for giving me their best self each and every day. I could not have had all those tabs open without them!

I am getting ready to close those tabs. We packed down our classroom, celebrated our success, and gave our final presentations of the year. Please reflect on the student who walked into our room in September. I promised you all it would be a completely different kid by the time he or she walked out. I hope you all agree that is the case. Our students have grown so much this year and I was thrilled to be part of that!

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